Script to change name of a file with date


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Script to change name of a file with date

I have a file that contains todays date(for ex- test_08/30/2013)
Now I want a script which will run and change the name of the file and put yesterday's date
(for ex- test_08/29/2013)
Please help.

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I tried doing below. I am using ksh shell and sun OS

Code:
DATE_STAMP=`TZ=CST+24 date +%m/%d/%Y`
echo $DATE_STAMP
08/29/2013
 
Then mv test_08/30/2013 test_$DATE_STAMP
But it is not working.

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Originally Posted by sv0081493
I have a file that contains todays date(for ex- test_08/30/2013)
I don't think so.
How can you have a file whose name contains the / character?
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Does the file test_08/30/2013 exist already? How was it created?

Change the / to _ to avoid confusion in naming the files.

Code:
DATE_STAMP=`TZ=CST+24 date +%m_%d_%Y`
echo $DATE_STAMP
mv test_08_30_2013 test_$DATE_STAMP

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